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DEVELOPMENT OF QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY AS
AN ADJUNCT TO THE QUANTITATIVE SURVEYOF
“FEAR OF CRIME”
RELATIVE DETAILS OF ORIGINAL QUANTITATIVE STUDY
In week three a quantitative analysis survey of “Fear of Crimewas constructed and
executed. The survey contained 25 questions with a binomial answer set of yes or no.
The survey was provided to a diverse group of individuals. The participants were;
Participants
Jennifer and Billie
Jennifer 36 and Billie 27 are a gay working-class couple (domestic partners) living in a
middle-class neighborhood, in a home valued at $223,000. Jennifer has a job that
requires her to leave very late/very early. Jennifer is a manager and certified beer
consultant at a liquor store chain and Billie is an online jury consultant. Jennifer and
Billie own one small dog and a cat.
Luis
Luis is a 25-year-old Hispanic male who resides in a semi-urban “hot spot”
neighborhood where drugs and prostitution on the street are commonplace. Luis works
in the food service industry. Luis often has work hours requiring him to leave and return
home during nighttime hours. Luis owns no animals.
Michael
Michael is a 21-year-old male that resides in a suburban middle-income neighborhood

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in a home with a value of $250,000 plus. Michael works in a management capacity in
the food service industry for a national chain. Michael often works hours that require him
to leave and return home during early morning and late-night hours. Michael owns two
large dogs.
Vonnie
Vonnie is a 60-year-old woman that resides in an upper middle-class neighborhood in a
home valued at $300,000 plus. Vonnie is retired and owns two large dogs.
The survey was taken within the “city” of North Port, Florida (North Port Demographic
and Real Estate Data). The city of North Port has a population of 64,274. North Port is
the 47
th
largest city in Florida. The term “city” is a misnomer as there is no “city central”
location and the population are dispersed over 104. Square miles. Median family
income
is $53,815 with a per capita income of $20,070. The racial composition of the city is
80.8% white, 7.4% African American, 7.5% Hispanic or Latino, all others 4.3%. The city
has a relatively low population density and is relatively a “quiet’ city. 18.735 of the adults
in North Port have a bachelor’s degree. The city is a mix of blue collar and white-collar
families and has a dispersal, by neighborhood, of the same.
CONCLUSIONS DERIVED FROM THE QUANTITATIVE STUDY
The overall tenor of the answers by all participants leads to the conclusion that the
subjects have more fear of crime than an actual probability of experiencing crime. This
is verified by the fact that all participants have altered their lives in some way because
of fear of potential crime. Furthermore, the fear of crime and the safety of their
neighborhoods is in direct opposition to the fact that North Port Florida is a relatively low

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DEVELOPMENT OF QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY AS AN ADJUNCT TO THE QUANTITATIVE SURVEYOF “FEAR OF CRIME” RELATIVE DETAILS OF ORIGINAL QUANTITATIVE STUDY In week three a quantitative analysis survey of “Fear of Crime” was constructed and executed. The survey contained 25 questions with a binomial answer set of yes or no. The survey was provided to a diverse group of individuals. The participants were; Participants Jennifer and Billie Jennifer 36 and Billie 27 are a gay working-class couple (domestic partners) living in a middle-class neighborhood, in a home valued at $223,000. Jennifer has a job that requires her to leave very late/very early. Jennifer is a manager and certified beer consultant at a liquor store chain and Billie is an online jury consultant . Jennifer and Billie own one small dog and a cat. Luis Luis is a 25-year-old Hispanic male who resides in a semi-urban “hot spot” neighborhood where drugs and prostitution on the street are commonplace. Luis works in the food service industry. Luis often has work hours requiring him to leave and return home during nighttime hours. Luis owns no animals. Michael Michael is a 21-year-old male that resides in a suburban middle-income neighborhood in a home with a value of $250,000 plus. Michael works in a management capacity in the food service industry for a national chain. Michael often works hours that require him to leave and return home during early morning and late-night hours. Michael owns two large d ...
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